Our board has overall responsibility for monitoring performance, finance, maximising the efficiency of the trust's services and the strategic direction of the Trust, as well as assuring the quality of all services. The board meets monthly in public.

Our board members

Image of Angela GreatlyAngela Greatley is an experienced leader with a strong track record of success across various sectors. She has particular strengths in governance, quality improvement and board leadership. She was awarded the O.B.E. in the 2012 Birthday Honours list recognised for services to mental health.

She has experience as both a Chair and Non-executive Director within NHS settings, and a successful executive career including as Chief Executive of the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, a leading charity and as Director of Commissioning in a London Health Authority.

Her experience extends beyond health care and she has experience of leading in complex, political environments. She served as an elected local authority member during the 1970s. During the 1990s she was a governor of a large adult and further education college in north London for ten years; and chaired the Human Resources and later the Audit Committee.

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David has a clinical background in providing frontline, board level and senior academic nursing expertise. During his career David has had responsibility for the delivery of health and social care related education to a range of prestigious hospitals and community services including Imperial College, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Guys & St Thomas' and nine primary care trusts.

David is a member of the NHS London Workforce Advisory Board. He has held four Secretary of State positions and was a Nursing Member for England for the Nursing & Midwifery Council until 2006. David is also a fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.

Image of Jacqueline HindsJacqueline A Hinds has over 20 years’ experience working within corporate arena; bringing together skills across Human Resource Management and Development, IT systems and transformational change.  Along with this, Jacqueline has 10 years’ experience within two of the largest merged Trusts in UK and Europe bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in transformational change, staff engagement and patient experience, as well as having international healthcare experience in the Middle East.

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Dr Carol Cole joined the board in 2014 and is the Trust's vice-chair. She chairs the Quality Committee and is the non-executive lead for whistleblowing and Freedom to Speak Up.

Originally trained as a clinical psychologist, Carol became a change management consultant with the NHS, a visiting fellow at the King's Fund and head of health at the Office for Public Management, before establishing her own consultancy practice in organisation development. 

She has an extensive experience of organisational strategy, systemic change and leadership, applying psychology to the design and implementation of major strategic initiatives to enhance business performance and team effectiveness. She has worked with numerous organisations at board level across the public and private sectors, from the NHS to blue-chips and charities, and led successful international consulting projects and global leadership programmes in Europe, North America and the Middle East. 

Carol is the chair of Together for Mental Wellbeing, sits on the board of the Royal Air Force Museum and is a member of the Council of the University of Roehampton. She was previously the senior independent director at Hounslow and Richmond Community Health NHS Trust, vice-chair of Deafness Research UK, a trustee of Action on Hearing Loss and vice-chair of the Association of Business Psychologists. She is a fellow of the British Psychological Society. 

JImage of Jitesh Chotaiitesh is the chair of the Finance Committee.

Jitesh has worked with a wide range of NHS organizations for over 34 years. His last role was as Director of Finance at East London NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to that, Jitesh has worked in both community and healthcare trusts and health authorities. Jitesh retired from fulltime roles in March 2015.

Image of Clive SparrowClive is the chair of the Audit Committee and Charitable Funds Committee. He is a non-executive director and consultant with a proven track record in performance improvement, turnaround and transformation. His sector specialities are: central government and public bodies, charities, regulation, police, education, local government and NHS.

He has previous experience as a management consultant with two accountancy firms: Grant Thornton and Price Waterhouse and Coopers (PwC). For three years, he worked as a director in HM Treasury, driving the successful delivery of Europe's largest change programme. He has also set up and led two profitable start-up companies. 

Clive is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and holds a degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham. 

Image of Jane SlatterJane acts as a human resources (HR) and organisational development (OD) consultant who provides a range of consulting services at board level for clients often negotiating their way through significant organisational change. Her experience extends to supporting company start-ups, joint ventures and partnership working. Jane has worked extensively in commercial sectors however has over 10 years consulting experience within the NHS. 

Jane has previous corporate and international experience as an HR Director for several FTSE 100 companies, including British Gas. She was the HR Director for Goldfish Bank jointly owned with Lloyds from business inception.  

Image of Andrew RidleyAndrew joined the trust in October 2016. Andrew is a passionate believer in developing NHS services outside of hospitals as an essential part of the future NHS. Prior to joining us Andrew was Regional Director for NHS England's South of England area. He has worked in the NHS for over 20 years across community, hospital and primary care and also has experience in social care and charity organisations.

Image of Charlie SheldonCharlie trained as a general nurse before undertaking his orthopaedic nurse training. He worked in clinical and leadership roles at the Chelsea & Westminster, St. Thomas’ and the Royal London Hospitals before being appointed Deputy Chief Nurse for education at Bart’s.

He held Chief Nurse roles at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Hackney and prior to his appointment as Chief Nurse Charlie was Director of Nursing and Therapies at CLCH for five years.

Charlie was appointed as an Honorary Visiting Professor at City, University of London in 2010.

Image of Joanne MedhurstDr Joanne Medhurst was appointed as our Medical Director in December 2012. Her previous role was as the Joint Managing Director and Medical Director of NHS South East London Bexley Business Support Unit. Joanne has master's degree in leadership of continuous improvement and is interested in quality and value for patients receiving care.

Joanne is a practising GP who trained at Guy's Hospital and carried out her GP training in Bexley.

Image of Mike FoxMike began his NHS career as part of the National Graduate Training Scheme graduating in 2002. Having worked in several large London hospital trusts Mike joined CLCH in 2012 as the Deputy Director of Finance fulfilling this role and the role of Director of Resources and Performance before being appointed as Director of Finance Performance and Contracting in December 2016.

Mike is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Financial Accountants and holds a degree in law and an MBA.

Image of James Benson James has worked for CLCH since it was founded as a Trust fulfilling a number of senior management roles. James' previous role was as the Director of Improvement, having previously also been one of the Divisional Directors of Operations for the Trust.

James started his career in healthcare in Sydney, Australia working as a Speech Pathologist, and has held a number of specialist clinical roles within the UK.

Image of Louella JohnsonLouella previously worked as Director of HR at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and has also previously worked in roles across London Underground, PA Consulting, Courage and Grand Metropolitan. 

The Director of People and Communications is a new role, created to bring together the experience of our HR and communication teams. Louella is responsible for all our operational HR services and communications, leading strategy for workforce for the future, leadership development, organisational development, equalities and diversity and improving how we communicate with colleagues across the entire organisation. 

Board sub-committees

The board is supported by a number of committees who meet regularly to ensure that our services and systems are performing to expectations. These include:

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